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Luke's ENGLISH Podcast - Learn British English with Luke Thompson

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Luke's English Podcast is an award-winning podcast for learners of English. Listen, learn and have fun while picking up natural British English as it really is spoken. http://teacherluke.co.uk Sign up to LEP Premium on Acast+ and add the premium episodes to a podcast app on your phone. https://plus.acast.com/s/teacherluke. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

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Luke's English Podcast is an award-winning podcast for learners of English. Listen, learn and have fun while picking up natural British English as it really is spoken. http://teacherluke.co.uk Sign up to LEP Premium on Acast+ and add the premium episodes to a podcast app on your phone. https://plus.acast.com/s/teacherluke. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

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English


Episodes
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883. A Last-minute Rambling Episode

5/21/2024
A spontaneous monologue about being taken by surprise by public holidays in May (in France), a podcast recommendation, and seeing a hard-rocking and hilarious band perform live in a big arena last week. Includes a song at the end as a tribute. Episode page with links etc πŸ‘‰ https://teacherluke.co.uk/2024/05/21/883-a-last-minute-rambling-episode/ Sign up to LEP Premium on Acast+ and add the premium episodes to a podcast app on your phone. https://plus.acast.com/s/teacherluke. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:01:02:38

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882. 47 "Funny" Country Jokes, Explained 🌍 πŸ˜‚ Learn English with Humour

5/14/2024
Here's a list of jokes about different countries which I found on the website Bored Panda. I'll tell you the jokes and then explain them all (dissecting the frog), including any homophones, double meanings or specific cultural references. Can you "get" the jokes? Do you find any of them funny, or are they all just terrible dad jokes? And, what vocabulary can you learn in the process? Includes a vocabulary review at the end of the episode. Episode page with notes, jokes and vocabulary list πŸ‘‰ https://teacherluke.co.uk/2024/05/14/882-47-funny-country-jokes-explained-learn-english-with-humour/ Sign up to LEP Premium on Acast+ and add the premium episodes to a podcast app on your phone. https://plus.acast.com/s/teacherluke. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:01:31:15

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881. The first non-native speaker to read the UK TV news (with Barbara Serra)

5/6/2024
Barbara Serra is an award-winning Italian journalist who has spent much of her career reading the news in the UK on various high-profile well-established English language news networks including the BBC, Channel 5, Al Jazeera English and Sky News. Barbara has quite a specific relationship with English. It’s her dominant language but not her native language. She has a certain accent, which does place her outside the UK somehow. So how has this affected her career as a news reader and reporter? What is the story of her English? What kind of challenges has she faced while reading the news in the UK? And what does this all tell us about learning English, what it means to improve your accent, the relationship between accent and identity, the definition of β€œnative” and β€œnon-native speaker”, the status of different English accents in the English speaking world? πŸ”— Barbara's email newsletter "News with a foreign accent" πŸ‘‰ https://barbaraserra.substack.com/ πŸ”— Barbara's website with course info πŸ‘‰ https://www.barbaraserra.info/ πŸ“Ί Luke talks to Alastair Budge about Paris πŸ‘‰ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jveYc5vFh7A&ab_channel=LeonardoEnglish on @LeonardoEnglishCom 🎧 Luke on Elena’s mtunonon's podcast "Online Bound" πŸ‘‰ https://www.elenamutonono.com/2024/04/25/1-mln-subscribers/ πŸ“‹ Take the Acast listener survey πŸ‘‰ https://podcastsurvey.typeform.com/to/ugLVUK15 Sign up to LEP Premium on Acast+ and add the premium episodes to a podcast app on your phone. https://plus.acast.com/s/teacherluke. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:01:04:00

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880. Is Paris ready for the Olympic Games 2024? 🏊 (Article + Vocabulary)

4/29/2024
I read an article about Paris' preparations for the 2024 Olympic Games, discuss the issues, summarise the article and explain plenty of vocabulary. Is Paris ready for the games? What are the attitudes, complaints, expectations and fears ahead of this potentially controversial event. πŸ‘‰ Episode page https://teacherluke.co.uk/2024/04/29/880-is-paris-ready-for-the-olympic-games-2024-article-vocabulary/ πŸ‘‰ Article https://theweek.com/sports/olympics-2024-is-paris-ready-to-party Sign up to LEP Premium on Acast+ and add the premium episodes to a podcast app on your phone. https://plus.acast.com/s/teacherluke. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:01:45:46

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879. Think Fast, Talk Smart: Communication Techniques for Spontaneous Speaking πŸ—£οΈ with Matt Abrahams

4/22/2024
Top tips for spontaneous speaking πŸ† with communication expert Matt Abrahams, a professor at the Stamford Graduate School of Business, California. Matt is a leading expert in his field and his new book "Think Faster, Talk Smarter: How to Speak Successfully When You're Put on the Spot" gives you clear, academically-researched advice on how to deal with anxiety, focus on making connections, improve your mindset, learn to listen, and find really useful structures to help you become a more spontaneous and successful speaker. Episode page πŸ‘‰ https://teacherluke.co.uk/2024/04/22/879-think-fast-talk-smart-communication-techniques-for-spontaneous-speaking-with-matt-abrahams/ Matt's website (book, podcast & more) πŸ‘‰ https://mattabrahams.com/ Matt's presentation about communication techniques (34 million views) πŸ‘‰ https://youtu.be/HAnw168huqA?si=jyE7BpzaIt4el_dl Sign up to LEP Premium on Acast+ and add the premium episodes to a podcast app on your phone. https://plus.acast.com/s/teacherluke. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:01:17:37

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878. From Learning to Teaching and Beyond (with Elena Mutonono)

4/15/2024
These days Elena Mutonono is an experienced business coach who helps online English teachers to gain independence and control over their own careers, but Elena's journey started as a learner of English herself. In this conversation I ask Elena about how she learned English, making the step to becoming an English teacher, then teacher trainer and what challenges online English teachers face when trying to work in a crowded and demanding job market. πŸ‘‰ Elena's website https://www.elenamutonono.com/ πŸ‘‰ Elena's Instagram https://www.instagram.com/elenamutonono/ πŸ‘‰ Elena's podcast https://www.elenamutonono.com/podcast/ - - - - - πŸ‘‰ Join Luke's Zoom Workshop on 18 April 2024 (10AM UK time) https://english-at-home.com/summit/ Sign up to LEP Premium on Acast+ and add the premium episodes to a podcast app on your phone. https://plus.acast.com/s/teacherluke. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:01:06:03

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877. How to Learn Vocabulary | A Conversation with Clare Whitmell

4/11/2024
This conversation is a preview of my Zoom workshop on Thurs 18 April 2024 at 10AM (UK time), as part of the Advanced English Summit. In my workshop I will be talking about how to really learn vocabulary, and not just stare at word lists. This is a conversation about the subject of the workshop, and summit organiser Clare Whitmell asks me questions about why vocabulary is important, why I love teaching it, common mistakes made by learners, ways of learning vocabulary more effectively, and some tools you can use. πŸ‘‰ Sign up for the Advanced English Summit here https://english-at-home.com/summit/ - - - - - πŸ‘‰ Episode page on teacherluke.co.uk https://teacherluke.co.uk/2024/04/11/877-how-to-learn-vocabuary-a-conversation-with-clare-whitmell/ Sign up to LEP Premium on Acast+ and add the premium episodes to a podcast app on your phone. https://plus.acast.com/s/teacherluke. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:00:34:01

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876. Thoughts & comments on recent episodes / A Spring Equinox Ramble 2024

4/8/2024
Listen to me rambling about Daylight Saving Time, weird AI generated images for Luke's English Podcast, and lots of comments and responses to recent episodes including the Birthday Party story πŸŽ‚ , the MBTI Personality Test πŸ™‡ and the Walk & Talk in Paris πŸ“ΉπŸšΆ. πŸ”— Episode page πŸ‘‰ https://teacherluke.co.uk/2024/04/08/876-thoughts-comments-on-recent-episodes-a-spring-equinox-ramble-2024/ πŸ“„ Get the PDF (no email needed) πŸ‘‰ https://teacherluke.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2024/04/876.-Thoughts-comments-on-recent-episodes-_-A-Spring-Equinox-Ramble.pdf πŸ“Ί The Advanced English Summit - book your place for Luke's Zoom talk (free) πŸ‘‰ https://english-at-home.com/summit/ Sign up to LEP Premium on Acast+ and add the premium episodes to a podcast app on your phone. https://plus.acast.com/s/teacherluke. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:02:00:18

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875. Aepyornis Island by HG Wells 🏝️πŸ₯š (Learn English with a Short Story)

4/1/2024
Learn English with another short story. I'll read the entire story to you, and then go through the text again explaining and clarifying the main events and plenty of vocabulary. This is a wonderful adventure story written by HG Wells, a very influential and imaginative English writer from the late 19th century. The story is full of vivid descriptive language, action, adventure and extraordinary moments. I hope it captures your imagination and lets the English come alive in memorable ways. The story starts after about 12 minutes. πŸ“„ Get the PDF here πŸ‘‰ https://teacherluke.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2024/03/875.-Aepyornis-Island-by-HG-Wells-Learn-English-with-a-Short-Story-Lukes-English-Podcast.pdf πŸ”— Episode page πŸ‘‰ https://teacherluke.co.uk/2024/04/01/875-aepyornis-island-by-hg-wells-learn-english-with-a-short-story/ Sign up to LEP Premium on Acast+ and add the premium episodes to a podcast app on your phone. https://plus.acast.com/s/teacherluke. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:03:22:53

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874. Walk & Talk: PARIS

3/25/2024
Here is an episode in which I walk through the streets of Paris, rambling about a particular subject. This time the subject is Paris itself. This summer Paris is hosting the Olympic Games. The city will be filled with visitors. I am very curious to see how the city will handle this moment. Will it be a huge success? What will visitors think of the city? Will anyone suffer from the mysterious "Paris Syndrome"? Join me on my walk, follow my words, look out for vocab and consider using my questions for your own speaking practice. Episode page https://teacherluke.co.uk/2024/03/25/874-walk-talk-paris/ Sign up to LEP Premium on Acast+ and add the premium episodes to a podcast app on your phone. https://plus.acast.com/s/teacherluke. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:01:19:01

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873. Luke takes the MBTI Personality Test

3/18/2024
The MBTI Personality Test (aka "16 Personalities") is a very well-known and widely used test which claims to be able to give you a "freakishly accurate" analysis of your personality type. In this episode I take the test, explain the reasons for my answers, explain some vocabulary and give my thoughts on the test results and the test itself. Includes plenty of expressions for describing personality traits, behaviour, ways of thinking and feeling and the subject of psychological testing. πŸ‘‰ Episode page with notes, transcripts and links https://teacherluke.co.uk/2024/03/18/873-luke-takes-the-mbti-personality-test Sign up to LEP Premium on Acast+ and add the premium episodes to a podcast app on your phone. https://plus.acast.com/s/teacherluke. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:02:04:21

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872. The Birthday Party (Learn English with a Short Story)

3/11/2024
Learn English with another short story. This time it's a 300-word story by Katherine Brush often used in literature classes, full of vivid imagery and with an emotional twist. I read the story to you, and then go through each line, explaining vocabulary and grammar. πŸ‘‰ Episode page with story text and vocabulary notes https://teacherluke.co.uk/2024/03/11/872-the-birthday-party-learn-english-with-a-short-story/ Sign up to LEP Premium on Acast+ and add the premium episodes to a podcast app on your phone. https://plus.acast.com/s/teacherluke. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:00:48:06

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871. Rambling through my episode archive / Listener Comments / Gold YouTube Creator Award

3/4/2024
A very long rambling episode with a big mix of vocabulary, stories about my trip to Rome, comments from listeners, lots of thoughts about episodes I've published over the last 12 months, more advice about learning English, and a story about being Jackie Chan's English teacher. πŸ‘‰ Episode page https://teacherluke.co.uk/2024/03/04/871-rambling-through-my-episode-archive-listener-comments-gold-youtube-creator-award/ πŸ‘‰ Download the PDF https://teacherluke.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/871.-Rambling-through-my-episode-archive-_-Listener-Comments-_-Gold-YouTube-Creator-Award.pdf Sign up to LEP Premium on Acast+ and add the premium episodes to a podcast app on your phone. https://plus.acast.com/s/teacherluke. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:03:10:04

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870. Kate Billintgon moved to Taiwan πŸ‡ΉπŸ‡Ό

2/26/2024
Returning guest Kate Billington suddenly decided to move to the other side of the world, to Taipei in beautiful Taiwan. In this episode we talk about meeting LEPsters in Taipei, her decision to move there, and how everything is going, with the usual conversational tangents along the way. πŸ‘‰ Episode page on my website https://teacherluke.co.uk/2024/02/26/870-kate-billington-moved-to-taiwan Sign up to LEP Premium on Acast+ and add the premium episodes to a podcast app on your phone. https://plus.acast.com/s/teacherluke. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:01:47:54

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869. Working at UNESCO πŸ›οΈ English in International Diplomacy

2/19/2024
In international diplomacy, "communication is everything". This is the main point of this conversation, in which I talk to my friend who works for the UK delegation at UNESCO in Paris. We discuss the work that UNESCO does, and the various communication challenges involved in working together with representatives from countries all around the world, including the collaborative writing of official documents where the use of a single comma can be debated for hours, and the meetings and conversations in which cultural sensitivity and good-will are essential elements for success. Also includes some communication idioms and guitar playing near the end of the episode. πŸ‘‰ Episode page with introduction transcript https://teacherluke.co.uk/2024/02/19/869-working-at-unesco-english-in-international-diplomacy/ Sign up to LEP Premium on Acast+ and add the premium episodes to a podcast app on your phone. https://plus.acast.com/s/teacherluke. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:01:59:25

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868. How the USA is changing (with Lindsay McMahon from All Ears English)

2/12/2024
Talking to Lindsay from All Ears English about social, economic and political changes happening in the USA (and the UK) at the moment. Includes some rambling and a song at the end of the episode. πŸ‘‰ Episode page https://teacherluke.co.uk/2024/02/12/868-how-the-usa-is-changing-with-lindsay-mcmahon-from-all-ears-english/ πŸ‘‰ Listen to Luke on All Ears English talking about American & British English https://pod.link/751574016/episode/d4b5eabd02763c0770be33d021098248 Sign up to LEP Premium on Acast+ and add the premium episodes to a podcast app on your phone. https://plus.acast.com/s/teacherluke. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:01:14:16

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867. Multimodal Communication (with Nik Peachy)

2/6/2024
This episode is all about the different modes of communication that we use beyond the 4 linguistic skills of reading, writing, listening speaking. My guest is Nik Peachy who has helped to write a new paper published by OUP called "Multimodality in ELT: Communication Skills for Today’s Generation". Listen to Nik and me chatting about the importance of multimodal literacy in our social interactions and in the ways we consume and produce media online. πŸ”— Episode page with intro notes πŸ‘‰ https://teacherluke.co.uk/2024/02/06/867-multimodal-communication-with-nik-peachy/ πŸ“„ Read the OUP paper "Multimodality in ELT: Communication Skills for Today’s Generation" πŸ‘‰ https://elt.oup.com/feature/global/expert/multimodality?itm_source=oup-elt-site&itm_medium=hero-banner&itm_campaign=ww-multimodality&cc=ca&selLanguage=sk Sign up to LEP Premium on Acast+ and add the premium episodes to a podcast app on your phone. https://plus.acast.com/s/teacherluke. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:01:26:18

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867. Multimodal Communication (with Nik Peachey)

2/6/2024
This episode is all about the different modes of communication that we use beyond the 4 linguistic skills of reading, writing, listening speaking. My guest is Nik Peachey who has helped to write a new paper published by OUP called "Multimodality in ELT: Communication Skills for Today’s Generation". Listen to Nik and me chatting about the importance of multimodal literacy in our social interactions and in the ways we consume and produce media online. πŸ”— Episode page with intro notes πŸ‘‰ https://teacherluke.co.uk/2024/02/06/867-multimodal-communication-with-nik-peachey/ πŸ“„ Read the OUP paper "Multimodality in ELT: Communication Skills for Today’s Generation" πŸ‘‰ https://elt.oup.com/feature/global/expert/multimodality?itm_source=oup-elt-site&itm_medium=hero-banner&itm_campaign=ww-multimodality&cc=ca&selLanguage=sk Sign up to LEP Premium on Acast+ and add the premium episodes to a podcast app on your phone. https://plus.acast.com/s/teacherluke. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:01:26:18

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1 Million Subscribers on YouTube πŸŽ‰

2/2/2024
Here are my reactions to getting 1 million subscribers on YouTube, and probably 1 million+ on audio platforms too! Listen to me rambling on my own and with my daughter (6 years old now) while the subscriber number gradually goes up, and eventually reaches this big milestone. Episode page https://teacherluke.co.uk/2024/02/02/1-million-subscribers-on-youtube-x1f389/ Sign up to LEP Premium on Acast+ and add the premium episodes to a podcast app on your phone. https://plus.acast.com/s/teacherluke. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:00:49:40

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1 Million Subscribers on YouTube πŸŽ‰

2/2/2024
Here are my reactions to getting 1 million subscribers on YouTube, and probably 1 million+ on audio platforms too! Listen to me rambling on my own and with my daughter (6 years old now) while the subscriber number gradually goes up, and eventually reaches this big milestone. Episode page https://teacherluke.co.uk/2024/02/02/1-million-subscribers-on-youtube-x1f389/ Sign up to LEP Premium on Acast+ and add the premium episodes to a podcast app on your phone. https://plus.acast.com/s/teacherluke. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:00:49:40